Division I - Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering
Division I comprises twenty KIT research institutes, the KIT Department of Chemistry and Biosciences and the KIT Department of Chemical and Process Engineering as well as the Helmholtz Research Field Information with P2 - Natural, Artificial and Cognitive Information Processing (NACIP) und P3 - Materials Systems Engineering (MSE).
Together we are focusing on our new research theme "Material and energy cycles in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitalization". In this way, we research and teach the latest processes and methods of material and energy conversion for the circular economy and build a synergistic bridge to the life sciences. In terms of content, the size scales are addressed both theoretically and experimentally from nanogram synthesis to the near-industrial ton scale. All research in Division I is geared to the requirements of a resource-efficient data-based society.
Professor Dr. Andrea Robitzki has been Head of Division I since February 15th, 2020,
Prof. Dr. Andrea Robitzki
Material and energy circuits in circular economy, life science engineering, process technology and digitization
Scientists of KIT Use Advanced Methods with Hybrid Functionals for Analysis of Active Sites – Publication in Physical Review LettersMore
Operando X-ray Spectroscopy Brings New Opportunities for Materials and Reaction Diagnostics – Report in Nature CatalysisMore
Resource-efficient, Flexible, and Low-cost Production of Fuel Cells – State Ministry of Economic Affairs Grants Funding in the Amount of about EUR 1 MillionMore
DFG Funds New Collaborative Research Center “TrackAct” at KIT for Understanding Catalytic ProcessesMore
Closed Loop for Plastics from Automotive Engineering: Recycled Plastics Are Processed to Pyrolysis Oil Which Can Then Be Used for New ComponentsMore
Processes Are Accelerated by a Factor of 10,000 – European Research Council Funds KIT Re-searchers and Partners Involved in the HiSCORE ProjectMore
Nature Communications: KIT Researchers Identify a New Mechanism to Control Endothelial Cell Size and Arterial Caliber – Basis for Better Treatment of Heart Infarct and StrokeMore
Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order Expand Possibilities of Two-photon MicroprintingMore